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bgirl
05-20-2006, 01:21 PM
http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex14/carousel.htm

I am also having a problem with the carousel. My pictures show up fine along with the outside links, but I have the little red x in the upper left of the carousel and no matter how I adjust the placeholder width, it won't go away.

I don't understand how this formula totals up. The width of my pictures is 140 (6 pictures) 140 + 7?
-12 sided: 3.87 * carousel image width + 7

What does "3.87 *" mean and how does it figure in?

Here's the site in question:
incenseandnonscents.com (http://www.incenseandnonscents.com)

jscheuer1
05-20-2006, 04:36 PM
Two things:

First, did you download the placeholder.gif and make it available to your page?

Second, the * symbol means multiply so:

3.87 * carousel image width + 7

in the case you mention would mean:

3.87 times 140 plus 7.

(3.87*140)+7

which is 548.8 or 549 in round numbers.

bgirl
05-20-2006, 04:58 PM
Yes, I downloaded it. But to a newbie, just what does that mean? Download it to where and do what with it once it is downloaded to your pc? It really doesn't explain.

This is what I have.

</script>
<div id="Carousel" style="position:relative">
<img src="placeholder.gif" width="549" height="225">
</div>
Now the place holder is even wider and the red X still shows.

Thanks for replying!

jscheuer1
05-20-2006, 05:04 PM
With the code you have, you need to put placeholder.gif in the same folder as your page.

Just a fine point, is 225 the height of your images? If so, best to add the 2 as recommended and use 227 instead for the placeholder height.